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Ampelocalamus calcareus C. D. Chu et C. S. Chao


Description from Flora of China

Culms apically drooping, to 1.5 m, 4–5 mm in diam., internodes terete, 8–18 cm, distally pubescent, later subglabrous; supra-nodal ridges prominently raised. Branches often 5–7, subequal, 0.5–1 m, 1–2 mm in diam. Culm sheaths persistent, irregularly spotted, shorter than internode, densely white pubescent, glabrescent, margins densely white ciliate; auricles subcircular, amplexicaul; oral setae many, radiating, ca. 1 cm; ligule short, apex densely white fimbriate; blade reflexed, green, ovate-lanceolate. Leaves 2 or 3 per ultimate branch; sheaths glabrous, glossy, margin ciliate; auricles present; oral setae deciduous, radiating, 5–7 mm; ligule short, apex long, white ciliate; blade 7–20 × 1.2–3 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially slightly glaucous, glabrous, secondary veins indistinct, 4–7 pairs. Inflorescence unknown. New shoots Apr.

* Broad-leaved forests; ca. 500 m. Guizhou.


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